The admission window for September 2022 secondary school places is closed – the application deadline was 31st October 2021.
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, then it’s time for them to look ahead to their next education setting at secondary school.
The application window was between 1st September 2021 and 31st October 2022.
Please note that there is no advantage in applying early. All applications received by the deadline are considered equally in the allocation process.
However, there is a disadvantage in applying after the deadline. This is because it is possible that some schools will already be full.
Admissions policies for CELT secondary academies
Brannel School’s 2022/23 admissions policy can be viewed here.
Newquay Tretherras’ 2022/23 admissions policy can be viewed here.
Penrice Academy’s 2022/23 admissions policy can be viewed here.
Poltair School’s 2022/23 admissions policy can be viewed here.
How to apply for a Secondary School place
To apply for a Secondary School transfer place at any one of our academies for September 2022, you will need to complete and submit the Common Application Form to Cornwall Council’s Local Authority.
This can be found, along with further information, on the admissions pages of Cornwall Council’s website: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/
How to appeal
If it has not been possible for a place to be allocated to your child at a CELT academy you may wish to consider submitting an appeal. You have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.
Independent appeals are arranged by Cornwall Council’s Education Appeals Team. They can be contacted on 01209 614361 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information and guidance on the appeals process including the School Admission Appeal Form can be found on the Cornwall Council website at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/the-appeals-process/
How to make an in-year application
You can make an ‘in-year application’ to change schools or join a school in during the school year. For more information on how this process works, please visit the Cornwall Council website at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/changing-school-or-joining-a-school-during-the-school-year-in-year/